SIPF2016: Open Call Showcase

By Makoto Shibata (Photo Journalist/Japan)

The final shortlist of 40 artist from 18 countries will exhibit 394 works

Open Call Showcase at National Library Building

Open Call Showcase is a springboard from which lesser known photographers are given the opportunity to present their works. They are available to view at National Library Building and Downtown Lines from 6th October to 13th November. Some 584 entries were received from 48 countries, and a final shortlist of 40 artists from 18 countries will exhibit 394 works.

The Open Call Showcase takes place, for the first time, in six MRT stations where 26 artists and 240works will be featured; at Alliance Française de Singapour with 10 artists and 140 works; and at the NationalLibrary Building with 4 artists and 50 works. The Open Call Showcase are displayed at MRT stations along the Downtown Line, running across the arts, heritage and design district from Bugis, Rochor, Little India to Newton, Botanic Gardens and Beauty World, enabling convenient access.

The jury for the Open Call Showcase consists of Kazuko Sekiji (Curator, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography), Seok Jae-Hyun (Independent Curator and Editor, Photo Dot Magazine) and Ingo Taubhorn (Curator, House of Photography, Deichtorhallen Hamburg). In the opening event on 6th October, the jury met the artists of the Open Call Showcase.

Open Call Showcase
Date & Time : 6th October to 13rd November 2016 (Downtown Line MRT Stations)/14th September to 29th October 2016 (Alliance Française de Singapour)/Alliance Française de Singapour – 12pm to 8pm (Mon – Fri), 12pm to 6pm (Sat), Closed on Sun & Public Holydays/6th October to 13rd November 2016 (Open Plaza, National Library Building)/Open Plaza, National Library Building – 10am to 8pm (Daily)
Artists & Venues :
Akkara Naktamna (Thailand) – Botanic Gardens MRT Station
Alfredo Macchi (Italy) – Alliance Française de Singapour
Alice Smeets (Belgium) – Alliance Française de Singapour
Boris Eldagsen (Germany) – Rochor MRT Station
Chen Shu-Chen (Taiwan) – Alliance Française de Singapour
David Verberckt (Belgium) – Little India MRT Station
Donna Chiu (Hong Kong/Singapore) – Rochor MRT Station
Duy Phuong Le Nguyen (Vietnam) – Newton MRT Station
Eiji Ohashi (Japan) – Bugis MRT Station
Ellie Davies (UK) – Beauty World MRT Station
Gabriele Stabile (Italy) – Alliance Française de Singapour
Gao Rongguo (China) – Bugis MRT Station
Guillaume Hebert (France) – Botanic Gardens MRT Station
Haley Morris-Cafiero (USA) – Open Plaza, National Library Building
Heiko Tiemann (Germany) – Beauty World MRT Station
Juria Toramae (Thailand/Singapore) – Botanic Gardens MRT Station
Kirstin Schmitt (Germany) – Little India MRT Station
Klaus Pichler (Austria) – Newton MRT Station
Koh Yeechao (Singapore) – Open Plaza, National Library Building
Lee Won-Woong (South Korea) – Alliance Française de Singapour
Lizette Schaap (Netherlands) – Rochor MRT Station
Maki Hayashida (Japan) – Bugis MRT Station
Mandy Barker (UK) – Beauty World MRT Station
Mariela Sancari (Argentina) – Alliance Française de Singapour
Marvin Tang (Singapore) – Botanic Gardens MRT Station
Nicolas Enriquez (USA) – Alliance Française de Singapour
Nigel Bennet (UK/USA) – Alliance Française de Singapour
Park Chanho (South Korea) – Open Plaza, National Library Building
Phisut Nuthong (Thailand) – Open Plaza, National Library Building
Sarah Walzer (Germany) – Alliance Française de Singapour
Scott A. Woodward (Canada/Singapore) – Newton MRT Station
Seo Junyoung (South Korea) – Little India MRT Station
Tomasz Lazar (Poland) – Rochor MRT Station
Uma Kinoshita (Japan) – Beauty World MRT Station
Ung Rueyloon (Malaysia/Singapore) – Bugis MRT Station
Ute Behrend (Germany) – Alliance Française de Singapour
Wang Juyan (China) – Beauty World MRT Station
Wolfgang Bellwinkel (Germany) – Little India MRT Station
Wolfgang Zurborn (Germany) – Rochor MRT Station
Zhao Qian (China) – Bugis MRT Station
Entry : Free



About SIPF
Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF) is a biennial gathering of minds from around the world with the common pursuit to advance the art and appreciation of photography. It aims to be a much needed arena for critical thought and academic discourse on photography in Southeast Asia. SIPF will also function as a key platform to discover, nurture, and propel Southeast Asian photographers onto the international stage. Through its satellite programmes, the festival hopes to engage the public and cultivate a larger audience. At the core of SIPF is a firm belief that photography can be enjoyed by all.

About DECK
DECK is an independent art space launched in 2014 with the mission of supporting and nurturing the community of photography enthusiasts in Singapore and Southeast Asia. This modular site acts as a connector between art institutions, and offers a platform for people to celebrate photography in the heart of Singapore. Driven by the belief that photography is for all, it welcomes professionals and amateurs to come together, mingle and be inspired.
DECK is the organiser of the biennale Singapore International Photography Festival

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